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Mayor George Harvie

    DELTA’S RAIN GARDEN PROGRAM: Second Decade of Citizen Science in Action


    “Looking back, I see now that the rain garden program evolved gradually, in the manner of any good garden — from early conversations in 1999, through the first rain garden in 2006, to the 29 school and community rain gardens in 2019. And yet, despite successes, this enterprise has not been a completely comfortable fit for City officials and staff, especially engineers,” Deborah Jones stated in a moment of reflection. The passage of time provides perspective, and opens eyes to the distance travelled as compared to the distance still to go to reach the destination.

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